MarketPlace: Handwork of India $100 Giveaway

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When MarketPlace Handwork of India contacted me to collaborate on a giveaway I can not tell you how excited I was. If you’ve been reading made-to-travel for a bit you know this is exactly the kind of company I want to know and shop from!

The kind folks at MarketPlace had me choose an item of clothing to style AND they are generously gifting a made-to-travel reader (that is YOU) with $100 to MarketPlace! Details will be below!

The Spring Green Samita Top is the item I chose to style. Note of fit: I ordered a size 1w, about 2-3 sizes up from my normal because I had a feeling the shoulder detail would make for a gorgeous off the shoulder blouse :).

Because I’m so stoked on this partnership with MarketPlace I wanted to show you the many ways I will be wearing this top while telling you about all the goodness of MarketPlace.

“MarketPlace is an innovative fair trade, not-for-profit organization which combines the experience of running a business with a variety of support programs designed to effect real, meaningful, and lasting change in the lives of low-income women in India.”

Style 1: Girls Night Out!

“Since MarketPlace began in 1986, women who were formerly unemployed, ‘unemployable’ or desperately underemployed have been building new lives around rewarding work, educational opportunities and social support.”

“MarketPlace is well recognized in the Fair Trade Movement and was one of the founding members of the Fair Trade Federation and is a member of the International Federation for Fair Trade.” 

Leadership By Design” sums up our strategy. Planning and controlling every aspect of production has given women basic skills that they use in planning other aspects of their lives… taking initiatives in community actions, their children’s schools, and changing relationships between them and their husbands and children, especially their daughters.”

Style 2: Ready for Work!

“(MarketPlace) work(s) with 480 artisans who are organized into 14 independent co-operatives which produce high-quality women’s apparel and home decor. Being in charge of their own businesses, the women learn valuable skills and are able to earn a living and support their families.

In addition, programs offer educational and enrichment opportunities designed to help the artisans overcome personal, cultural and financial obstacles.”

Style 3: Lazy Sunday

Empowered with independence and self-confidence, these women become agents of change. And they find the courage, with the support of their cooperative members, to fight for what they believe in.”

All quotes taken from MarketPlace Handwork of India Press handout and “Our Mission” page.

Seriously how amazing is MarketPlace Handwork of India?!?! If you want to read more about their effectiveness I encourage you to read their Artisan Cooperatives area; you can see how the individual cooperatives are growing and what goals they have. It’s really incredible and inspiring.


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Now the moment you’ve been waiting for the details on the giveaway!

How to Enter:

  1. Go visit MarketPlace Handwork of India
  2. Pick your favorite item anywhere from any category
  3. Come back here and leave a comment sharing your faves.
  4. DONE! You’re entered :).

Some Details:

Entries are welcome till 11pm Friday May 4th, winner will be drawn that evening. Winner will be announced on Monday, May 7th.

I will give the initial drawing winner 2 weeks from announcement to claim the $100 Gift Certificate to MarketPlace, after that period is over I will draw another name.

Sorry this giveaway is only for the Continental United States. MarketPlace does not deliver outside the U.S at this time.


This giveaway is CLOSED



So friends, this is my last post before I leave for vacay. I think there’s really no better way to leave you than to give you the opportunity to shop at MarketPlace Handwork of India.

Be sure to check out all the guests posts in the next 2 weeks, they are soooo super good!

I will miss you, but hopefully I’ll return relaxed and ready to share more smiles and ethical fashion tips!



  1. Christine April 20, 2012 / 10:45 pm

    I love the Ameera pants in black & grey :D.

  2. Solducky April 21, 2012 / 12:34 am

    Have fun!

    I love the Karol Tunic – Grey
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  3. Bella Q, The Citizen Rosebud April 22, 2012 / 10:56 pm

    Happy vacay to you-
    and what a great collab between you and Marketplace! I admire not only their mission and the great designs but the bloggers they pick to work with- so many of my favorites! I LOVE how you’ve styled the top- you make it look easy to wear and versatile and look fab doing it-

    I won Reva’s giveway and have one lined up so I’m not going to enter to win- but wish the best of luck to those who do- I can’t wait to show off my pieces.

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  4. Marilyn April 25, 2012 / 3:36 pm

    Nice job on making that top work for several looks. My favorite MarketplaceIndia items are the jackets. I’d love to try the Almora jacket.

  5. Christine Anderson April 25, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    I’ve adored Market Place for ages, and how cool to see their clothes styled on your blog! I would have to say my favorite item from their catalog, while really hard to pick!, has to be Nafisa Tunic. 😀

    my e-mail is ladychris at

  6. Winx April 28, 2012 / 10:17 am

    You do such a wonderful job with incorporating Fair Trade into your blog! If it weren’t for you, I would have never known that MARKETPLACE exists! They have such nice and original pieces. Woohoo…who doesn’t love giveaways, especially when it is done for a good cause!

    I love the: Sakina Jacket – Bronze, Rose

  7. Your Norwegian Pumpkin Anika April 29, 2012 / 11:37 am

    Sweetheart, many belated congrats on your birthday! Hope you had a wonderful time on vacation and returned relaxed and energized. Such wonderful guest posts! I love you to bits, always. Kiss kiss.
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    • Jamillah May 1, 2012 / 1:55 pm

      OH MY DARLING FRIEND!!! I miss you like crazy! Email me and tell me everything. LOVE YOU! And thank you for the birthday wishes.

  8. Ellen Christian May 2, 2012 / 3:38 pm

    I like the Baga Dress – Aubergine

  9. Tiffany Cruz May 2, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    I really like your Girls Night Out outfit.

  10. bre dale May 3, 2012 / 9:40 am

    1st, I LOVE your looks- they were great.
    My faves are: Jyoti Knit Dress in black, cushion covers in toffee, and the sonali top

  11. cathy c. May 3, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    The Ameera Pants – Black, Gray look fashionable and COMFORTABLE! I would slip into it always =)

  12. Trish May 3, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    Love your blog. Beautiful images and things. Looked at the site my favs are
    Priya Skirt – White, Dove, Teal
    MarketShare Bag
    MarketShare Chindi Tote
    Ikat Scarf – Cherry, Orange
    Learning a lot, kudos to you

  13. Anna Meg Cuna May 3, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    The Chindiri bracelets are adorable! Great collab and what a great blog. You’re such a babe!xx

  14. Krissy Bondoc May 3, 2012 / 5:42 pm

    Love your little “Vogue” photoshoot of the samita top! Just check out the site, the Chindi Necklace is my fav..not only can be rocked at a necklace but a bracelet too!

    • Jamillah May 3, 2012 / 9:10 pm

      LOL, now i’m blushing.

  15. Mace May 4, 2012 / 1:14 am

    Your blog is amazing! I’m really digging the Nalia Top, Amrita Jacket, Jyoti Knit Dress and any of the table clothes or curtains. Love all three looks you put up. Can you dress me…like everyday? 🙂

  16. Rocquelle Porch May 4, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    First of all can we talk about your matrix back bend pose?!! Love it!

    There are so many gorgeous pieces on Marketplace, but my faces are the Ameera pants and the Sikkim jacket in turquoise! I’ve already envisioned how I would wear the pieces :-).
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  17. MelMuff May 4, 2012 / 11:32 pm

    I like the Chindi Necklace.

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